August 12, 2022
Stephen Colbert ruins ‘butthole’ Ted Cruz on his ugliest flip-flops yet again

Stephen Colbert teardown Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday changing your vote and blocking the passage of the PACT Act, which would have extended health benefits for veterans exposed to toxins such as burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Or as the “Late Show” host described him: “The Texas senator, and Butthole all prepared for their prostate exam.”

“I think there are some veterans out there who want to give Ted Cruz their fist bump,” Colbert cracked.

Cruz was among several Republicans who voted for the seemingly controversial bill when the Senate passed 84-14 in June. But then last week, he was joined by 24 other Republicans who changed their vote and blocked the bill.

Critics said it was a move to raise taxes on the wealthy and to reach a deal to invest in both climate and healthcare, despite being unhappy with Democrats. Colbert called it “baldly cynical” and “unnecessarily malicious”.

As GOP lawmakers flipped their votes, Colbert instead offered another type of flip:

Watch his full takedown in his Monday night monologue:

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